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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Matthew Wright (16) watches from the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Matthew Wright, the Lampeter-Strasburg grad who was in camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in August, is now a member of the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers.

Wright, who played collegiate football at Central Florida is battling Andrew Franks, a product of Rensselaer Polytechnic, for the kicking job.

Tampa Bay Vipers roster

Here's Wright hitting a field goal in practice despite harassment from his teammates.

A rookie, Wright survived until the last cuts in Steelers camp before losing the job to veteran Chris Boswell.

Wright also auditioned for the New England Patriots kicking job after Pats kicker Stephen Gostkowski had season-ending surgery in October.

The Vipers', whose head coach is former Chicago Bears boss Mark Trestman and defensive coordinator is former Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville, first game is Jan. 9.

Vipers schedule

In additon to the Vipers, the XFL's other teams are located in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Among the Penn State players on XFL rosters are wide DeAndre Thompkins running back Jonathan Thomas and linebacker Koa Farmer, all members of the DC Defenders.

Former Nittany Lions quarterback Matt McGloin is with the New York Guardians.